How to Connect a Domain to Squarespace

If you already have a site built at Squarespace, you can use our Quick Connect feature to link it to your domain. There are two steps to connecting a domain to Squarespace, both of which we’ve outlined below.

Setting Up Your Domain at Squarespace

The first step to connect a domain to Squarespace is preparing Squarespace for your domain! Follow these steps first:

If you don’t already have a Squarespace account, you’ll need to create one. If you already have an account you can skip this step.
Log into Squarespace, if you haven't already. From the main Squarespace screen, Click the "SETTINGS" link on the left side of the screen.
Squarespace settings link

Click "Domains." Squarespace domains menu

Click “USE A DOMAIN I OWN.”  choosing domain you own Squarespace

Type your domain under "Use a Third-Party Domain" and select the arrow to the right of the domain you just entered.  connecting third-party domain at Squarespace

Once you click the arrow, two options will appear below. Locate the "Connect Domain" section and click the arrow inside that section.  connecting a domain to Squarespace

Select a domain provider of "Other" and click "CONNECT DOMAIN." connect domain to Squarespace

A message box will appear. Click "CONTINUE". domain connection in progress

The DNS Settings box will appear. Take special note of the entry under the Host column with a Required Data entry of This is your verification code. Don't close this browser window! You'll need to refer back to it in a few minutes. Squarespace domain connect verification code

Connecting a Domain to Squarespace

Now that you've prepared your domain, it's time to use Quick Connect to connect a domain to Squarespace.


Log in to your Porkbun account and navigate to the Domain Management screen. If you're already logged in, do this by clicking on ACCOUNT in the top-right corner and select “Domain Management.”

logging into Porkbun domain management


Locate the domain you wish to update. Click the "Details" button to the far right of your domain, displaying the domain Details area. Then go to the DNS Records section and select "Edit." 

edit DNS records Porkbun

On the MANAGE DNS RECORDS pop-up, scroll down till you see our Quick DNS Config section. 

Porkbun quick DNS configuration

In the Quick DNS Config section, select the "Squarespace" button. connecting Porkbun domain to Squarespace
A pop-up will appear asking if you are sure you want to reconfigure your domain's DNS records. Select the blue "OK" button to continue.

reconfigure domain DNS records

You will be redirected to the ADDITIONAL DNS REQUIREMENTS pop-up window. Here's the pivotal moment:
Under "Verification Code" paste in your verification code from Squarespace's DNS SETTINGS screen in step 9 of the previous section. The subdomain must be the exact verification code given to you by Squarespace. 

use Squarespace connect domain verification code

Select the blue "Submit" button to submit the CNAME record you created. 

A success message will appear, letting you know that we were able to update your DNS records. You should now see your DNS records successfully updated to the Squarespace DNS under Current Records.

DNS records updated for connecting domain

Now, switch back over to Squarespace and select "Refresh."  refresh DNS settings at Squarespace

All of the "Current Data” should turn green instead of red. If it doesn’t, wait a minute and try again.
  current data connecting domain to Squarespace

That's it! You’ve successfully learned how to connect a domain to Squarespace and your domain should begin resolving worldwide to your Squarespace site in a few minutes (up to 48 hours in some cases.)

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